I was able to play WOW trial and the original GW just fine on my laptop. My laptop is a core 2 du0 2.10 GHz, with 105M Geforce graphics. I bought Guild wars 2 recently, and my fps is 7 constantly lol. I have everything on minimum as well. This leads me to assume that the next generation of games will leave my laptop behind. I would like your insight on a couple of options.
I came across this Vidock and conclude that I could buy a decent graphics card of HD6770 for 300. However, the reviews of doing this isn't great. So this leads to my other option of building my own PC.
I live in Ottawa, ON Canada, so if possible could the price be listed in the Canadian dollar. I would like the price to be cheapest as possible (300-500?). I've looked on the forums here and couldn't come across anything.
I can buy the HD 6770 for 139, amd phenon ii x4 for $114. I'm just not sure about the motherboard and other things.
That link is amazing. Thank you. Having taking this from ScrewySqrl I have a few questions:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($65.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.60 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.88 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.88 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: Antec 400W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.88 @ Canada Computers)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.69 @ DirectCanada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($98.99 @ Computer Valley)
-I have an old DVD writer from a P.C back in 2005 or 2006. In this day and age will it still work?
-For the OS, I don't actually have a disk, except an upgrade disk. Would it be possible to install windows 98, and then install Windows 7? If I can't find it (It may be only good for my LG laptop), I have an XP pro. Would this suffice?
You could upgrade to Piledriver in a year or two. Then the mobo would probably be at its limit upgrading wise. It is quite cheaper too.
August 27, 2012 6:57:15 AM
Okay, with the original build, I switched the PSU with the one that ScrewySqrl recommended: Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-430CXV2 430W ATX Power Supply. I'm not sure what Piledriver is but I'm going to assume it's the CPU.
-Is there anything else from the original build that should be upgraded? Fans? Sound card?